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Prosecutors: Hitmen Used GPS on Suspected Mobster Slain at McDonald's

A man with alleged mob ties who was shot to death at a New York City McDonald's drive-thru last year was tracked using a GPS device hidden on his car, prosecutors said. 

Investigators linked the device to some of the five alleged Bloods gang members charged in 71-year-old Sylvester Zottola's death, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsay Gerdes said in court Friday. 

Zottola was killed Oct. 4 while in his car, waiting for a cup of coffee outside the fast-food joint in the Bronx. Authorities say he had ties to the Bonanno crime family. 

Prosecutors are weighing whether to seek the death penalty.

Gerdes says the suspected hitmen tracked Zottola for five days before the ambush. She says they also plotted to kill his son, Salvatore. The 41-year-old survived a July shooting.

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